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Old 02-24-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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How do race drivers survive four or more hours of racing without taking a "pit stop"
Do they use adult diapers or pee in their suit or they just hold it.
Do they try to dehydrate themself before a big race?
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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They lose on average 10+ pounds of body fluid per race due to excessive sweating
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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No Need to Pee, It's so hot that they sweat out all thier liquids
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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If they've got to go, well so be it. They're not going to stop racing for something as trivial as that. I hate to say it, but they'll just go in their race suits if they have to. I haven't ever heard of any of them wearing "Depends" or anything, but it's possible that they do. Like the others have said, though, they lose a lot of weight in fluids from sweating during a race. I imagine that would soak the depends before they needed them, so I don't know if they'd be useful.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: California
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They probably don't have much time to think about it either
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Well in professional bass fishing tournaments we used to wear a bag in our leg. Forget what we called them things. Im not so sure one can be driving 200 MPH + and "push". At least in fishing we could stop casting for a moment.

4 hours aint so bad. When I fly back east, it is a 6 hour flight. I will not pee on a plane. So I do not drink anything before a flight. I wait till last call to board before going one last time and end up making the 6 hours just fine without having to go.

It's not so hard to do...
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Its the catheter. A little tube that runs from ???? to the right frt side of the car just in frt of the right corner of the windshield. You might hear an announcer saying the car is hot, "See the steam?, the motor is getting hot'.
Then there is a YELLOW FLAG.
The car ain't the only thing that overflows. LOL
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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They lose on average 10+ pounds of body fluid per race due to excessive sweating
Yep, the car interiors will be over 120 degrees during the race. Plus the use of the fire suit and flame-resistant long-johns it's not very comfortable especially during the summer months. Try driving around in the summer for 3 or 4 hours with the windows up and the heater at full-blast. You'll get the idea what it's like. No need for bathroom breaks here, they sweat it out.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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How many of you out there, under 50, sleep all night without getting up to go? Four hours is no problem.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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Many years ago I asked THE Dale Earnhardt the same question. He answered by saying that drivers didn't have to go becaue of sweating and dehydration.
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